UPDATE (7:45 p.m.) – Paso Robles police say an adult male was killed when he was struck by a train Tuesday night.
Police say the man was walking northbound in the middle of the tracks before it happened. The conductor saw the man and used the train’s horn to try to get his attention, however, police say the man didn’t get off the tracks and was struck and killed.
Police received the first report of the incident around 5:15 p.m. in an area about half a mile south of Niblick Bridge.
Police are investigating why the man was on the tracks to begin with.
His identity hasn’t been released at this time.
Paso Robles police say they’ve cleared the scene, and it is now being turned over to the Coroner’s Office.
There were no reports of any injuries among train passengers.
ORIGINAL STORY (6:26 p.m.) – An Amtrak train struck and killed a pedestrian Tuesday evening in Paso Robles.
It happened in the area of Highway 101 and Spring St. near the Niblick Bridge, according to sheriff’s officials.
The Amtrak Coast Starlight Train 14 was headed northbound at the time.
It is delayed until further notice.
Coast Starlight Train 14 that departed Los Angeles 02/5 is currently stopped due to a trespasser incident north of San Luis Obispo (SLO). We will update as more information becomes available.
— Amtrak Alerts (@AmtrakAlerts) February 6, 2019
Several passengers told KSBY News they were notified that the train was stopped because it struck a person on the tracks.
The Paso Robles Police Department is investigating.